Leslie's Retreat

Leslie's Retreat (HMWBY)

Location: Salem, MA 01970 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 31.57', W 70° 54.022'

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Feb. 26, 1775

Here, in defiance of King George III, local minutemen hid 17 cannons, and were confronted by 300 British troops under command of Colonel Leslie. The Redcoats were routed, with only Joseph Whicher of Salem being wounded. This was the first open resistance to the King by the colonials, and the first blood shed in America's war for independence.
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 5:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 343916 N 4709948
Decimal Degrees42.52616667, -70.90036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.57', W 70° 54.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 34.20" N, 70° 54' 1.32" W
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Area Code(s)978, 781, 617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1296 Ottumwa Rd, Salem MA 01970, US
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